Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Clothing Icon

In the United States during the 1950s, wearing of blue jeans by teenagers and young adults became symbolic of mild protest against conformity. This was considered by some older adults as disruptive; for example, some movie theaters and restaurants refused to admit patrons who wore blue jeans. During the 1960s the wearing of blue jeans became more acceptable and by the 1970s had become general fashion in the United States, at least for informal wear. But ya gotta ask yourself, where in the world is a pair of blue jeans not acceptable?

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What Day is Today?

Hayzzz..I count today as Thursday(of course) but it's only 2o'clock in the morning and my day is not really started yet but I am counting already. Why? because the following day is our payday and that would be my day off also. Again, I can't wait. I know you will agree with me that everyone is always looking on their days off. Because its quite relaxing when you get up in the morning and you don't have to worry getting ready for work and you can stay in bed whenever you wants especially this cold weather. Sometimes when I am tired, I wanna call in not to show up for work but I keep telling myself not to. Because once I don't show up for one day I don't like to go back to work the next day. And I don't want to miss any days on my job except if I have a reasonable excuse. Because when you get fired, you will start all over again looking for jobs but you're not sure if you'll get hire right away and if you find one from your field you can not guarantee that you can have the same benefits from your previous one. Because I believe that having a job is a privilege whether it pays good or not cause not everyone can find a job that quick especially the unemployment rate of this country for the past year and this year is getting higher. In other words, there are lots of applicants but there are no jobs that are available except when you are on a high demand field where every time is hiring.

~cheers~
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Prevent For Identity Theft

Lifelock.com is a company that protects your identity. They have been very successful at preventing ID theft fraud. Lifelock also helps keep your credit from being used by someone else because they will know if someone else will use your credit and they will let you know before it happens. At this time they have a promotion if you apply right now. Their lifelock promotion code is RD9, just use that code to receive the best discount they have. So apply now at lifelock.com for your protection.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Miss America 2008, Kirsten Haglund

As I posted on my other blog, with the photos of 52 candidates of Miss America 2008. Only one got the crown(of course). And that was Kirsten Haglund from Michigan. Go Blue!!


photo from missamerica.org



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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Best Online Auto Parts and Accessories Store


I am one of many that likes to shop online. Other than saving time shopping online, it is also more convenient than going to the store falling in line and wasting gas. I hate to wait standing in line for that small item that I want to buy. So I prefer to shop online especially when I don't have to buy that many. Like for car parts, if you need some auto parts for your car and you don't have time to go to the store because of your busy schedule, you can shop it online at drivewire.com. They are selling discount car parts and auto accessories for you cars. Just browse their website and search for your car model and the kind of accessories you need. They are also selling ford auto parts since ford was one of the first major automakers here in the United States.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Stretch Marks Problems


Okay here it is. Stretch marks during pregnancy are very common for most women. These are not a major health concern, they simply mean that a person's skin is growing and stretching too rapidly and it leaves little lines on a person's stomach and other areas. These stretch marks are not a health risk, but they can certainly don't look appealing. For pregnant women, these unsightly lines are most often a small reminder that they gave birth, once the child is born. They don't usually go away on their own, but can be treated in a few different ways. The most popular treatment for stretch marks during pregnancy is using stretch mark cream to lessen the severity of them. Others will try to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy but it cant be controlled cause it is normal that your skin will stretch as your stomach getting bigger.
For some people, treating stretch marks is not of major concern. Many mothers simply see it as a rite of passage when having a child the there will be stretch marks. For those women, stretch marks during pregnancy do not need to be treated, but some will want to get rid of them. For those who want try revitol stretch mark cream to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the skin. Just apply regularly in your skin as per instruction.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Choosing the Health Care Field

Medical field is one of the fastest growing areas of employment today. When you have a medical training, you will be hired easily, in hospitals, health care facilities, doctors office or any health care related jobs. So if you want to have a good career, try going to a medical-career-training program and choose what kind of program you want. You might want to be a sonographer also called untrasonography. In order to have a certificate on that field, you have to enroll to an ultrasound tech schooland choose a program for ultrasound tech. If you are interested in other field try to browse the medical-career-training.com website, they will help you build your future and helps you find a good school with a competitive programs and courses not only for ultrasound technician school but all schools that offers medical training programs. Wherever State you live, you just simply search the nearest school that offers the right program you want that meet your needs. The medical-career-training site provides information on careers options for individuals looking to work in the medical field as well as decrees available and course offerings at leading institutions. Whether you just started out in the medical industry, researsching the latest medical trends , medical-career-training.com connects you to the information you need to be successful.

Movies Outside the Movie Theater

Take the quick survey from dneero. And here you will know how often I watch movie in the theater.

Unsecured Financing

Sometimes it is hard to get loans or get refinance if you don't have collateral because mostly banks and loan companies will require you to have collateral before they will approve your loan application. But at EZunsecured.com you can start up financing with their loans and lines of credit with no collateral require so you don't have to worry about your assets being pledged and no liens against them. Anyway, if you are also planning to start your own business, ezunsecured financing will help your start-up financing your business by applying online. So don't waste your time, they make it easy for you, again, just go to their website at ezunsecured.com or call their toll free number located at their website and they will assist you for StartUp Financing.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

Survey about Application for Higher Education

Friendship Tag

Tag from Chalyza.

Cut and paste the following starting here.


I have randomly selected 5 of you below to be tagged and I hope that you will similarly publish this post in your blog. You will have to tag 5 other bloggers and just keep adding on to the list. (Do not replace, just keep on adding! Yes we hope it will be a long list!)It’s real easy! Tag others and see your Technorati Authority increase exponentially! The benefits of Viral Linking:- One of the fastest ways to see your technorati authority explode!- Increase your Google PageRank fast- Attract large volume of new traffic to your site- Build your community- Make new friends!

The Strategist Notebook Link Addiction Ardour of the Heart When Life Becomes a Book The Malaysian Life Yogatta.com What goes under the sun Roshidan’s Cyber Station Sasha says Arts of Physics And the legend lives My View, My Life A Simple Life Juliana RW The Callalily Space Petra Summer in Blue The Pipeline Fixation My Restless Feet Soloflight Ed Chalyza pinaylifestyle keep chary feel, RetchelsOnlineBuzz, Retchel'sPureLife, BehinddScenesofME, MyRevelation, ALittleBitofME,

I am going to forward this friendship tag to , A Simple Life, A Life in a Bloom, Nothing is impossible, Honey,

Guys pls take a moment to do this tag, to help increase some traffic to your site.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Taco Salad

The first time I ate "taco salad" was on Dec of 2005, I remembered the date because we were on Chicago with our friends that time, and we ate on one of the restaurants over there that serves taco. That time I don't really like it, but still I tried for pakikisama. On our way home, I don't feel good, my stomach was upset and one thing that came first on my mind was the "taco" that we ate at the restaurants so I told my hubby about it that its because of the taco and he said no and he even said "that was good how come", but I think its because of the sudden changed of the food cause havent ate that before and that time I was only 2 months in here so i was still adjusting on whatever food that I ate.
Anyway, its opposite now cause I love to eat taco salad now. Sometimes, we will make tacos' instead of buying at "taco bell" so we cam put more meat if we want to.

Well, if you love this kid of salad here's the recipe so you can make it at home






Ingredients

1/2 cup prepared salsa
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey
2 large plum tomatoes, diced
1 (14 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
8 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions


1.Combine salsa and sour cream in a large bowl.

2.Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add turkey and cook, stirring often and crumbling with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, beans, cumin and chili powder; cook, stirring, until the tomatoes begin to break down, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in cilantro and 1/4 cup of the salsa mixture.

3.Add lettuce to the remaining salsa mixture in the bowl; toss to coat. To serve, divide the lettuce among 4 plates, top with the turkey mixture and sprinkle with cheese.

This is good for 4 servings

Enjoy!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Cash Advance Application

Need some money for your groceries but your payday is not until next week? Try to get a cash advance loan. All you have to do is apply online, provide your personal information , your employment status and your checking and savings account and by the next day or so your money will be deposited to your account electronically. That's fast as it is, they don't check your score unlike other companies that offers loans, so you don't have to worry if you have a bad credit as long as you have a paycheck coming. The name of the website is trustsource.org, they deals with cash advances and payday loans. There are reviews and rankings of the product that you like from the people that have used it, so as in cash advance and payday loans.
So if you are in need of cash right now because of some reasons apply online for Cash Advance and Payday loan, and you don't have a problem on getting approve because they don't check your credit history and you don't have to fax some paper works like others do.At TrustSource.org they have different type of Cash Advance Payday loans like Additional Earnings, Womens PayDay, Maximum Wages Cash Advance, Silent Cash Loan Cash Advance and Urgent Cash Relief Pay Day Advance.

Booking Hotel Online



Everyone loves to travel. And it is a good idea to make a hotel reservation at the same time we book our flight so we can avail some discounts. Sometimes it takes time to find for a good deal. But here at hotelreservation.com they have guaranteed lower rates. They offer Hotel, Motels, Vacation rentals, resorts, bed & breakfast, condo rentals reservation and etc.

At hotel reservations they are providing travelers great prices on the places that you want to go either for business or for leisure travel. You can also check out their most popular destinations in the world for your vacation trip. Not only that you can also request for a hotel room locations if you preferred floor or next to the pool.
On their website they have destination guide, and you can use their complete city guide to research and plan your trip. They have also a road search trip where you can find great destination and fantastic deals just a short drive from wherever you are.At this time hotelreservation.com has a cash back offer for up to $100 rebate that valid for stays booked by Jan 31,2008 for travel through Mar 31, 2008, just book and confirm online to be eligible for offer in the other words the online coupon is only valid for reservation on special internet rates. So if you are planning to travel by the beginning of the year visit hotelreservation.com to avail their promo.
You can also book your flight online or call their reservation agents at 1-800-893-4086 and avail their vacation packages online. And anywhere you travel in the world, hotelreservation.com is there for you with savings up to 70% off. They offer a great deal at a great hotel discounts for vacation packages if you wanna be treated like a star. They offers more than 70,000 properties worldwide from hotels, to motel, to Bed and Breakfast to condos to all inclusive resorts.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Am I a prejudiced?






You Are Not Prejudiced

Not only are you color blind, but you're also ethnicity blind, gender blind, and sexual orientation blind.You don't judge someone until you truly know them. And even then, you're probably reluctant to judge.You try to treat everyone equally. Everyone has a fair chance with you.Good job - there's not a prejudiced bone in your body.

Are You Prejudiced?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Got Paid from my Blogging

I got paid today from my blogging. This was the fourth time that I got paid from SR. Eventhough my blogs don't have page rank yet but still I have some opps that keeps me busy. And here are the screenshots on what I made from SR alone since I started writing paid reviews less than 2 months.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Weekend Snapshot #2 1/12/08




These pictures were taken last Saturday here at Lake Michigan.



What My Name Stands For?

JennyR of The Window To Our World tagged me this.. Thanks Jen

Would you like to know what's the meaning of your name according to the spelling? It's easy! Just spell your name and get the meaning of each letters below:

Name Meaning Here:
A: Gorgeous
B: Loves people
C: Really easy to fall in love with
D: Is great in bed
E: deeply in love with his/her gf/bf
F: People wild and crazy adore you
G: Never let people tell you what to do
H: Freakin’ beautiful eyes
I: Loves to laugh
J: Makes people laugh
K: Really silly
L: BEST SMILEM:
Makes dating fun
N: Sexy
O: Has one of the best personalities ever
P: Popular with all types of people
Q: A hypocrite
R: Good bf/gf
S: Lives life for fun
T: Great kisser
U: Gets blamed for everything
V: Not judgmental
W: Very broad minded
X: Never let people tell you what to do
Y: Loved by everyone
Z: Lives life for fun

Mine is

R-Good bf/gf( I think I am)

E-deeply in love with his/her gf/bf(oh yah!)

T-Great kisser(aba syemre)

C-Really easy to fall in love with(you think so?)

H-Freakin’ beautiful eyesI: Loves to laugh( oh yah,i love it, lol)

E-deeply in love with his/her gf/bf(another one)

L-BEST SMILE(can u see? im smiling now! lol)

I am going to forward this tag to Butchay, Sweet Lullaby and to Retchel's online buzz..

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Are you out of Cash?

Running out of cash? Can't wait until your next payday? Well payday loans is the solution for that. Browse for trustsource.org, they are the sites that reviewed by people who applied payday loans and cash advance. Once you applied you'll get a a solution on your financial problem. They offer flexible payment options and discrete services that gets you the cash you need right now. They have list of 5 different Cash Advance and Payday loans site. First one is Additional Earnings, it specializes in finding payday advances that supplement your monthly income when needed. Next is the Womens Payday Loan, this is perfect for women who are in need of quick cash , for grocery shopping, paying bills etc. , this site understand womens' need on cash on how to meet them quickly. The other site that trustsource reviewed is maximum wages cash advance, on this one, they will find you lenders that will let you borrow money for as much as $1500 when you meet a certain criteria. Second to the last is the silent cash loan cash in advance, if you want your cash advance be in confidential where nobody will know the amount of cash you are going to receive. The last but not the list is the Urgent Cash Relief pay day advance, and this is good if you need cash immediately like for car problems, medical emergencies, past due bills, or just a quick grocery runs.
Are you still out of cash? well take a move now and visit trustsource.org so will know how to apply for cash advance.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Understanding "Residents" Rights

Rights are things a person is entitled to. Residents, are individuals who have the same rights as me, as you, and as every one else, and we have to remember that. Residents has the right to be treated and respect and dignity. They have the right to continue their meaningful life even they are in the nursing home already, and they have the right to be free from fear. Residents has also the same legal rights as any other U.S. citizen here in America. They also have the right to vote, and not be discriminated against because of their age, sex,race,religion or disability.
Regardless of how their care is paid for, they have the same quality care that is given to every one else either they pay it by their own money or funded by Medicaid. As a nurse assistant, we are aware that violating the resident's rights is breaking the law and we know we can be punished by being fired , being fined or being sent to jail.

Here are some specific Residents' Bill of Rights
*Right to exercise one's rights
*Right to privacy and confidentiality
*Right to information
*Right to choose
*Right to notification of change
*Protection of residents' personal funds
*Grivance rights
*Transfer and discharge rights
*Right to be free from restraint and abuse


"I depend on you to keep me safe,
to respect me, and preserved my rights
and freedom"

Online Backgammon

Gammon-World is the internet's largest interactive backgammon portal. Over 250,000 registered players play backgammon at gammon-world. They are the unique concept in online backgammon games, and its free, and that's correct there's no charge to play. Whenever you decided to play backgammon just go to their website at gammon-world.com and meet thousands of players from all over the world. You can also join their backgammon tournaments and boast your skills on playing backgammon games.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Did I waste my money?

Oh well, this is it. Last Friday, as i posted here, I bought my own domain through blogger.com. I paid $10 for one year maintainance. But tonight as I write this I could not open my domain anymore which is http://www.retchels-online-buzz.net/ , it says the page was error. I keep trying but still error and it switched to the original one which is http://www.retchelonlinebuzz.blogspot.com/ which is hosted by blogspot. I remember that I clicked something in the settings button and could not retrieved it anymore. So I sent an email to google apps asking if there's a way I could access back my domain cause I was paying for that. It seems that I am just wasting my money. Yah, its only $10 but still a money. And now if I cannot recover my domain, I have to start all over again, to inform everyone who are in my friends list, good thing I don't have that many since this is a new blog. Anyway, hopefully google support team will get back to me as soon as they get my mail so I can start blog-hopping again using the blogspot one if ever I could not recover it...(hayy sigh)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

"Play Slots Review"

Online slotsis one of the oldest slots site over the net. They have lots of players that continue to come back and play because they enjoy the interactive casino slots games. They offer 10 different slot machines and 8 video slots. They have a welcome bonus for as much as $1000. Players will benefit a lot to play slots at sloterix.com . It is a simplest and easiest game that exist. All you have to do is drop your money, press a button and wait for the result.

Wednesday Update

Good morning Everyone. Just a little update here. I am glad that I'm off today cause by this time I will be getting ready for work, but no, not today, I will have more time here in the house, playing my laptop, browsing some cool sites and reading some news online, that makes my day complete. However, I want to go out also but I'm not sure if I can cause my hubby is still in bed and I don't have a ride . I wish I can drive already so I can go out whenever I want. I need to buy something for the house but yah I'll wait until he's awake. I know he is tired and sleepy coz he works third shift.

That's it for today guys, hopefully I will enjoy my day away from work.

Poker Odds

I just know that when you play online poker you can use a calculator tool to calculates the data and displays all the real-time odds and this is called a holdem calculator from MagicHoldem . It brings you online poker's most advanced and easy-to-use Texas hold'em poker odds calculator Whether you are beginner or a pro their odds calculators is the smart choice for all players. It helps you improve your skills and win more hands. They offer different calculation modes for play money, real money and tournament tables. You can download their free trial poker poker poker calculator and start playing online right away.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Google Indexed Dropped

I don't really understand about this rankings issue that all of us bloggers wants. Cause we all want that our site is in the top or shall I say has more traffic to come. When I checked my ranking on my Behind the Scenes of Me blog, the google index dropped , I don't really know why it dropped cause yesterday it was 64 but now it's only 59. I wonder why hmm, if you have an idea, you can tell me...lol..

Anyway, to all the people who are visiting my blogs especially this blog, Thank you very much. This a 2week old blog, but I noticed earlier there were lots of traffic coming.

Technorati Profile

Monday, January 7, 2008

Immigration vs Work

It has been almost 2 years since I was hired on the place where I work right now. When I was first hired, I used my working permit (EAD) card to prove that I can legally work here in United States . That time my working permit was valid for 1 year. But within that time I was processing my permanent residency. A month after, I got my greencard in the mail but I did not give to it to the Human Resource Department cause I figured that they have my record already. But earlier this month , the HR department updated the records of all employees, and they found out that my permit has been expired. So I got a call from them and I was
told to provide any unexpired card and they are talking about my alien card , so I told the lady from HR that I can give them my greencard so I went to their office to have it photocopied. When I look at my greencard I just realized that it will expire this coming august so it will be 7 months from now but I will give them my new card once renewed.
I wish this immigration stuff will be done so I don't have to think anymore. But once I got my 10 year green card I don't have to worry of anything maybe for long except if I want to apply my naturalization.

Anyway, that's all for today, just a little update about little stuff...

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Let me talk about why people are admitted to a Long Term Facilities

Many of us think of why people are admitted in a Long Term facilities because they are sick, but not all of them are. There are many reasons why they enter long term care facilities. It depends on what facility that they are going to choose. Like for example if a person like move to an assisted living facility because their house is too big for them, their children also don't live with them anymore so they have to stay to an assisted living. In this situation, they prefer to live an assisted living facility because they are pretty much independent with a minimal support from the staff whenever they need them.
But if a person needs more support for nursing and medical support that affects their daily living, like bathing, eating and walking, and in this case they might be admitted to a long term care facility.

Others may mis-understood if families of the residents are not always with them, some will think that their families don't care for them anymore that's why they are in a nursing home, but for me that is wrong. And I believed that ,they are in the nursing home because it offers the kinds of care they need. You know what I mean, like bathing, eating on a right time, something like that and more. I know also, that not all of them like to stay in a nursing because of the big change of their environment but others do like especially when they meet friends with the same interest . There are also residents that don't have family anymore that are alive, others never been married, so obviously no children will take care of them, that's why it is best for them to live in a nursing home where they can find love and care from the people who works there.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Losing someone you care

.....is hard. Lately, in less than a month three residents passed away on the section where I work. On the weekend before Christmas, an hour after I left , one of the resident that I taking care of passed away, she was 95 years old and a very nice lady. Her memories still fresh in my mind especially when I walk in her room where she used to lived. She used to call me "kid" when she needs me for something. Everybody loves her cause she is very nice and sweet lady.
Sometimes it takes time to forget it but that is normal. There are family members that can not accept right away when they know that their love ones are on the stage of dying but some can .

Anyway so much for that, you might think I am weird why I am talking about death here. But that is true and sometimes it is hard to face the reality.


"Stay with me and hold my hand.
Your being with me is such a comfort"

Thursday, January 3, 2008

"I want to go home"

As we started our work until the end of our shift, we always hear residents saying " I want to go home" , and yes I can't blame them. Residents who has alzhemiers disease and related disorders are often wondering around. We have one resident in the unit where I work that after dinner she always says "Hey! can you help me? I wanna go home, my Dad is waiting for me" , she has a hearing impairment where she can hardly hear what we're saying, so we write on a piece of paper so she can read it saying " Your Dad just called a minute ago and he said you can stay here for tonight", and once she is told this she will calm down and say" Ah okay! so have you talk to him? ..As a care provider we are trying our best just to assure them that they are secure, safe and well protected in the place where they live.

The same resident, the same shift , she is wondering around and this time she's looking for her husband saying, "I have seen my husband a while ago, but he is not here anymore, I wonder where he's going?"but in reality he passed away many years ago, so our approach is to calm her down by telling her that , "Your husband is at work, he will be home shortly and you don't have to worry. Thats the humane way of doing things for them so they do not get upset and scared.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

A new blog with few entries but now I'm wordless.





Have you seen the young lady or just an old woman?

The Residents

In a nursing home, we call the people who lived there as residents instead of patients. They are the most important person in a nursing home, meaning we are not where we at right now if there is no residents. Same as in school, if there are no students, there are no teachers.

Others stayed in the building for so many years already and still live there since they could not taking care of themselves anymore and others are just moved in from their home by their families since their families don't have time to take care of them and they want to have a better care for their love ones.

 

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